Canon 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D5

Canon-5D-Mark-IV-vs.-Nikon-Canon 5D Mark IV has been in the topic of gossiping in the current times, lot of photographers from entry-level to professionals are searching a lot about this incredible Canon 5D Mark IV camera. Well, we are comparing Canon 5D Mark IV with its one of the possible competitors and the Nikon’s popular Nikon D5 DSLR camera. We know Nikon D5 for its unprecedented ISO range that mounting to 3280000, more than any DSLRS or mirrorless cameras of present time.

Feature/Models Canon 5D Mark IV Nikon D5
Megapixel 30.4 MP
21 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor  DIGIC 6+
Expeed 5
AF system Contrast+Phase Contrast + Phase
AF points 61 153
ISO ISO 50-102400 ISO 50-3280000
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 sec
1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization No No
Continuous shooting speed  7fps 14 fps
Video 4K @30 fps 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
Display 3.2″  1620K Touchable TFT-LCD 
3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in, NFC Built-In
Battery life 900 shots 3780 shots
Environmentally sealed Yes
Weight 890g 1415 g
Size 151 x 116 x 76 mm 160 x 159 x 92 mm

Megapixels- Don’t need to look ahead, Canon 5D Mark IV will give you the crystal-clear images in various shooting conditions. You can see that both of these two cameras feature Full frame sensors, but we will appreciate Canon for its 30.4 MP resolution that allows us to acquire stunning images and which will be comparatively better than that of Nikon D5 with 20.8 Mp resolution.

AF system- Canon as well as Nikon both can track the subjects instantly and accurately, since both of these two cameras use contrast plus phase detect sensor. However, Nikon D5 uses 153 focus points with 99 cross-type sensors and a fully dedicated AF processor that enables the camera to lock down the subjects moving rapidly, even in the lowlight. On the other hand, Canon 5D Mark IV employs 61-point High Density Reticular AF II system.

ISO- No need to mention, Nikon D5 offers the remarkable ISO range of upto 3280000— which means that the users of this camera will be capable to capture the desire subjects comfortably in low light. On the other hand, Canon 5D Mark IV offers expandable ISO range of 102400.

Continuous shooting speed- When you are going to shoot the sports actions then Nikon D5 is the right camera that offers 14 fps of continuous shooting speed, ensuring that you will not miss any action of that specific subjects. But, Canon 5D Mark IV offers only 7fps of continuous shooting speed.

Battery- It looks like Nikon D5 is racing the challenge of Battery—yes—Nikon D5 allows their users to take almost 3780 shots at a single time charge, whereas Canon 5D Mark IV lets their users to take only 900 shots.

Verdict- Nikon D5 is arguably better High-end DSLR camera for lowlight and also offers solid AF performance, however Canon 5D Mark IV is simply wonderful mid-range DSLR camera but it’s getting a few steps behind than Nikon D5.

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